Sustainability In Business:

How Technology Has Helped Corporations Go Green
Corporations are stereotypically not seen as good proponents for the environment. However, many people are seeing the advantages of running a large company that helps the environment. They are proud to be more sustainable and less worried about printing paper and paying high energy bills. It is important to … Read More.

Green Festival Expo 2016

[ December 9, 2016; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. December 10, 2016; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. December 11, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Back for the 2nd year the Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the US.
December 9th – 11th
Oregon Convention Center Halls B & C
There will be yoga classes,  a Family Fun Pavilion for kids and test drives in all-electric/hybrid vehicles.
Featured is the Portland Local Marketplace – shop locally, taste vegan and vegetarian … Read More.

Urban Lumber

Several years ago while renovating a landscape for an older home being flipped by a realtor, my whole thinking about lumber completely changed. The house, long occupied by an aging woman, had been in a state of disrepair. The new property owner, John, removed pretty much all of the vegetation in order to make sense … Read More.

Fair Trade 101

Depending on your perspective, the choices you make as a consumer simply impact yourself, or they impact the lives of hundreds or even thousands of other, mostly impoverished people. The fair trade industry believes the latter is true. It has been harnessing the positive purchasing power of consumers for decades.
Fair trade reduces global poverty by … Read More.

Greening That Printer

Business leaders are realizing the sustainability advantages as well as the long-term economic benefits of shifting more things to an eco-conscious choice. Small things in your office such as reusable kitchen supplies and recycled paper can be adjusted quite easily.
What about your printer? Typically, it’s on all day, using energy, consuming paper, putting toxins in … Read More.

Co-ops Build a Better World

In the wake of a global recession that continues to devastate communities and livelihoods, people are hungry for alternatives to corporate greed and stock market speculation. As we look at challenges such as climate change, unemployment and growing disparities of wealth and ownership, many of us feel discouraged and unsure of how we can make … Read More.